- This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note 'Replication1' during my Thesis research, as from 2011.
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Write-up2 (as at 07/11/2018 17:03:50): Replication
- Replication arises where an obvious copying process takes place. I would claim that Teletransportation4 falls under this head. I'm currently not clear whether there's a distinction between replication and duplication5, other than that duplication would seem to be restricted to doubling, whereas replication is more open-ended.
- Does amoebic division count as replication? When an amoeba divides, this is not a case of fission6 but of reproduction. So, there are three amoebae involved – the original one and the two daughters. This is not the same situation as in fission.
- The above said, does this case depend:
- on how the case is described7 and
- on how – empirically – the replication occurs?
- If the amoebic division occurs by budding of a daughter, so that we can continually "track" the parent, then we have straightforward reproduction. If the division is symmetrical, the case could be correctly described as replication, though maybe on a perdurantist8 view we originally had two coincident9 amoebae that both persist.
- We need to watch out for closest continuer10 descriptions of the case.
- For a page of Links11 to this Note, Click here.
- Works on this topic that I’ve actually read12, include13 the following:-
- "Graziano (Michael) - Endless fun", Graziano
- "Parfit (Derek) - Nagel's Brain", Parfit
- "Thomas (Janice L.) - Psychological continuity", Thomas
- "Thomas (Janice L.) - What matters for survival and the logical possibility of resurrection", Thomas
- I don’t really have a categorised reading-list for this Note; while there is one, it is empty. Most reading will be covered under sister Notes of this one: Reduplication Objections14 and Duplication15. However, items might include:-
- "Brennan (Andrew) - Structure and Survival", Brennan
- "Brennan (Andrew) - Survival", Brennan
- "Brennan (Andrew) - Survival and Importance", Brennan
- "Fetzer (James) - Consciousness and Cognition: Semiotic Conceptions of Bodies and Minds", Fetzer
- "Harris (Henry) - An Experimentalist Looks at Identity", Harris
- "Hodgson (David) - The Mind Matters - Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World", Hodgson
- "Kihlstrom (John F.), Beer (Jennifer S.) & Klein (Stanley B.) - Self and Identity as Memory", Kihlstrom Etc.
- "Tipler (Frank) - The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God and the Resurrection of the Dead", Tippler
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- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (07/11/2018 17:03:50).
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